Let's talk about sweat

We rarely talk about our excessive sweating. It’s an embarrassing condition that can even be disabling. For some of us, excessive sweating ruined our social and professional life.

Luckily for us, we have a product that treats excessive sweating for hands and feet, also known as palmo-plantar hyperhidrosis. It’s called the Iontophoresis ID-1000 and we are pretty proud about it. Find out more about it here.

To break the taboo around excessive sweating, let’s explore the common negative effects of excessive sweating.

Social Embarrassment
Excessive sweating, also known as Hyperhidrosis (HH), will cause you social embarrassment. It’s because many people just don’t know about HH. People afflicted by HH will suffer in silence and isolate themselves to avoid a potentially humiliating situation. This is why HH is said to be a silent handicap. Here are some situations you might recognize. 

The dreadful handshake: Do you remember the last time you have giving a handshake or a high five to someone and had to slyly wipe your palms off on your pants beforehand Trying to hide sweaty palms is pretty embarrassing, mostly because of the fear that it could be interpreted as a sign of nervosity or as a lack of hygiene. 

The sticky physical contact: If you live with sweaty hands, you know how embarrassing it can be to touch the people you love. The simple act of walking hand in hand or a trivial massage to your loved ones can cause embarrassment.

The smelly feet: We’ve written about smelly feet and it’s causes. Stinky feet are one of the worst problems associated with plantar hyperhidrosis. Fungi infections love to develop on moist surfaces like sweaty feet. Taking off your shoes can cause a huge embarrassment for you and repel your close ones. This of course can lead to social isolation. We even have heard of cases where stinky feet was linked to severe depression with suicidal thoughts.

Sharing a wet bed: Sharing your bed with someone you love should be normal and stress free. Some HH sufferers have difficulty managing the stress of sleeping with someone because they fear their partner’s reaction. For some, the area where the feet rest in the bed can quickly become humid or wet. Trying to explain why can be very embarrassing. Starting a new relationship this way isn’t the ideal scenario.


- Elizabeth

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